Ellis, formerly of CQ Roll Call and Bloomberg, joins energy nonprofit
David Ellis, former chief content officer at CQ Roll Call, has joined the Energy Futures Initiative, a nonprofit started by former Energy Secretary Ernest Moritz.
Ellis will be in charge of communications and strategy.
Ellis has spent more than two decades covering politics and business in the United States and Great Britain.
As vice president of news at CQ Roll Call, Ellis oversaw the launch of the new look for CQ.com, established a daily Twitter feed featuring highlights of the news service’s exclusive content and led initiatives that saw traffic surge 30 percent on a daily basis.
Under Ellis’ leadership, the CQ Roll Call newsroom live streamed continuous election-night coverage and produced a guide to the new members of Congress within 24 hours of polls closing.
He joined CQ Roll Call after serving as the editor-at-large at the Bloomberg News Washington bureau, where he led a yearlong freedom of information project tracking the Obama administration’s open-government pledge and a series on the Justice Department’s prosecution of whistle blowers.